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Dietary Cook

Job Title: Dietary Cook
Employer:  Santa Teresita
Position Type: Full-Time
Mission Statement: Join our team and be apart of our mission “At the service of the family for life”

Santa Teresita further defines this mission to include the following goals:

Providing a continuum of short and long-term care for the elderly in a compassionate manner.

Upholding and promoting the dignity of life at all stages in the care we provide and to the families we serve through quality assurance and education.

Responsible stewardship of healthcare assets in order to provide quality of care.

Purpose of Your Job Position:

Under the general supervision of the Dietary Supervisor the Cook prepares meals according to the posted menus and directives by the Supervisor, and performs general functions for the upkeep and maintenance of the kitchen.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Minimum of High School Degree or equivalent.
  • Active (Serve Safe) State sanitary certification and minimum two hours of job related continuing education per year.
  • At least three years experience in quantity food production as a cook or a vocational certification in culinary arts.
  • Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand the English language at a high school level.
  • Basic knowledge of therapeutic and modified diets.
  • Knowledge of proper food preparation, holding and storage according to FIFO (first in first out) method, DHS and HACCP standards.

Job Functions:

Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all food is properly cooked, held, stored, and served for optimal quality safety and palatability according to the DHS and HACCP standards at all times.
  • Maintain cooking area and equipment in a clean organized and sanitary manner according to Department of Health Standards at all times.
  • Use supplies within established par levels.
  • Pull food according to menu specifications and utilize leftovers within three days to avoid spoilage.
  • Adjust recipes for volume and substitute ingredients as necessary.
  • When assigned by the Dietary Supervisor the cooks will assist in the food inventory each week and report the information to the Dietary Supervisor or their delegate for ordering by end of shift of the day prior to order-day.
  • Prepares all food according to menu specifications and at gourmet quality.
  • Reports to Dietary Supervisor maintenance requisitions for all items in need of repair before the end of the shift.
  • Ensure food is completely ready to serve at established meal times.
  • Rotate and restock all stored items according to FIFO method (first in first out).
  • Receive food delivery, verify invoices against original order and put food away.
  • Follow set schedule provided by the Dietary Supervisor.
  • Serve food on tray line or dining room as assigned.
  • Answer phone inquiries from resident care areas.
  • Perform all other duties in keeping with training as requested by Supervisor or Manager.
  • Adhere to professional dress code that reflects the mission of Santa Teresita with excellent grooming and appearance.
  • Follow all guidelines in the handbook and policies, as well as, all safety procedures established by Santa Teresita.
  • Attend all in-services, meetings and other training required by this position.

    Skills and Job Requirements:

    • Interpret recipes/instruction and adjust recipes for volume.
    • Must be able to able to work in a team environment.
    • Must be able to receive and implement constructive feedback from others.
    • Ability to work independently without need for constant supervision.
    • Must possess the ability to prudently make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
    • Availability to work weekends and holidays.
    • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, vendors and the general public.
    • Must possess the ability to plan, organize and prioritize as necessary for carrying out job functions to the highest quality standards of the industry.

    Working Conditions:

    • Stands and walks in the kitchen for extended periods of time.
    • Is subject to frequent interruptions while performing duties.
    • Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel, vendors and visitors.
    • Exposed to extreme temperatures in a range from 0°F to 200° F.

    Physical and Sensory Requirements

    • Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to assure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
    • Must be able to push, pull, and move a minimum of 100 pounds to a minimum distance of 50 feet.
    • Must be able to lift a minimum 25 pounds alone and a minimum of 50 pounds in partnered lifting to a minimum height of 5-7 feet.

    Application Link: Click here to apply

    Dietary Aide

    Job Title: Dietary Aide
    Employer:  Santa Teresita
    Position Type: Full-Time
    Mission Statement: Join our team and be apart of our mission “At the service of the family for life”

    Santa Teresita further defines this mission to include the following goals:

    Providing a continuum of short and long-term care for the elderly in a compassionate manner.

    Upholding and promoting the dignity of life at all stages in the care we provide and to the families we serve through quality assurance and education.

    Responsible stewardship of healthcare assets in order to provide quality of care.

    Purpose of Your Job Position:

    The general purpose of this job is to prepare food items for resident meals and other activities that are not the direct responsibility of the cook.

    Qualifications and Education Requirements:

    • Minimum of High School Degree or equivalent
    • Minimum 3 years food preparation experience in a healthcare facility
    • At least 18 years of age
    • Read, write, speak and understand English at a high school level.
    • Active Serve Safe Certification.
    • Availability to work weekends and holidays.
    • Interpret menu and perform basic math.

    Job Functions:

    Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Perform Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) according to resident’s individual care plan
    • Preparation and service of cold food items for the Skilled Nursing tray line and SNF / RCFE dining rooms in accord with the posted menu. Perform tray line assembly as assigned in schedule.
    • Contribute to efficiency of tray line assembly which is to be completed within one hour from start time.
    • Prepare various salad, dessert and beverage items for tray line and special events according to menu, specified serving size and Supervisor’s directions.
    • Making of sandwiches as needed and fulfilling other resident requests in compliance with their documented diet.
    • Rotating all stored food items according to FIFO method.
    • Read and interpret tray tickets accurately for food service line.
    • Serving both hot and cold food items for tray line according to ticket and diet specifications with less than 5% error.
    • Record all refrigeration temperatures at start of a.m. shift and close of p.m. shift and food temperatures at beginning of each tray line assembly.
    • Cleaning of all equipment and storage areas related to food preparation area according to established procedures and Serve Safe guidelines.
    • Other responsibilities in keeping with the training of individual staff members may be assigned at the discretion of the Supervisor or Manager.
    • Garnish all prepared food items.
    • Answer phone inquiries from resident care areas.
    • Adhere to professional dress code that reflects the mission of Santa Teresita with excellent grooming and appearance.
    • Follow all guidelines in the handbook and policies, as well as, all safety procedures established by Santa Teresita
    • Attend all in-services, meetings and other training required by this position

      Skills and Job Requirements:

      • Possess good communication and customer relation/service skills
      • Use of knives and other kitchen equipment for quantity food production.
      • Accuracy in measurement for ingredients used in recipes and other food combination methods.
      • Read and interpret recipes for outcomes of high quality food production according to industry standards.
      • Knowledge of proper inventory rotation in First In First Out method.
      • Prioritize multiple tasks within time limit restrictions; ability to handle stress associated with time pressures and frequent evaluation of food product.
      • Ability to respond to frequent interruptions without getting distracted from priorities.
      • Ability to work independently without need for constant supervision.
      • Respond to residents, families and co-workers in a polite and friendly manner.

      Working Conditions:

      • Possess good communication and customer relation/service skills
      • Unless otherwise agreed upon hire, staff members must generally be available to work weekends and holidays.
      • Subject to extreme temperatures ranging from 0°F – 200°F.
      • Subject to strong odors/smells.
      • Exposure to chemicals that can be skin or eye irritants.
      • Subject to hostile behavior from residents and families.

      Physical and Sensory Requirements

      • Must be able to stand in one place for extended period of time.
      • Must be able to be on feet, either standing or moving about, for extended periods of time.
      • Must be able to safely lift at least 25 lbs. individually and 50 lbs. In partnered lifting.
      • Must be able to safely push at least 150 lbs. on industry approved moving apparatus.
      • Comfortably use repetitive movements of fingers, hands and arms.

      Application Link: Click here to apply

      Kitchen / Cook Assistant - Assisted Living

      Job Title: Kitchen Assistant
      Employer:  Santa Teresita
      Position Type: Part-Time
      Mission Statement: Join our team and be apart of our mission “At the service of the family for life”

      Santa Teresita further defines this mission to include the following goals:

      Providing a continuum of short and long-term care for the elderly in a compassionate manner.

      Upholding and promoting the dignity of life at all stages in the care we provide and to the families we serve through quality assurance and education.

      Responsible stewardship of healthcare assets in order to provide quality of care.

      Qualifications and Education Requirements:

      • Minimum of High School Degree or equivalent
      • Minimum 3 years food preparation experience in a healthcare facility
        At least 18 years of age
      • Read, write, speak and understand English at a high school level.
      • Active Serve Safe Certification.
      • Availability to work weekends and holidays.
      • Interpret menu and perform basic math.

      Job Functions:
      Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.

      Duties and Responsibilities:

      • Ensure that all food is properly cooked, held, stored for optimal quality safety and palatability according to the HACCP standards at all times.
      • Maintain cooking area and equipment in a clean organized and sanitary manner according to Department of Health Standards at all times.
      • Prepare various salad, dessert and beverage items for meals and special events according to menu, specified serving size and Managers directions.
      • Pull food according to menu specifications and utilize leftovers within three (3) days to avoid spoilage.
      • Adjust recipes for volume and substitute ingredients as necessary.
      • Record all refrigeration temperatures at start of a.m. shift and close of p.m. shift and food temperatures.
      • Cleaning of all equipment and storage areas related to food preparation area according to established procedures and Serve Safe guidelines.
      • Reports to Kitchen Manager maintenance requisitions for all items in need of repair before the end of the shift.
      • Ensure food is completely ready to serve at established meal times.
      • Other responsibilities in keeping with the training of individual staff members may be assigned at the discretion of the Manager.
      • Garnish all prepared food items.
      • Answer phone inquiries from resident care areas.
      • Adhere to professional dress code that reflects the mission of Santa Teresita with excellent grooming and appearance.
      • Follow all guidelines in the handbook and policies, as well as, all safety procedures established by Santa Teresita
      • Attend all in-services, meetings and other training required by this position

        Working Conditions:

        • Unless otherwise agreed upon hire, staff members must generally be available to work weekends and holidays.
        • Stands and walks in the kitchen for extended periods of time.
        • Is subject to frequent interruptions while performing duties.
        • Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel and visitors.
        • Subject to extreme temperatures ranging from 0°F – 200°F.

        Skills and Job Requirements:

        • Use of knives and other kitchen equipment for quantity food production.
        • Accuracy in measurement for ingredients used in recipes and other food combination methods.
        • Read and interpret recipes for outcomes of high-quality food production according to industry standards.
        • Knowledge of proper inventory rotation in First In First Out method.
        • Prioritize multiple tasks within time limit restrictions; ability to handle stress associated with time pressures and frequent evaluation of food product.
        • Ability to respond to frequent interruptions without getting distracted from priorities.
        • Ability to work independently without need for constant supervision.
        • Respond to residents, families and co-workers in a polite and friendly manner.

        Physical and Sensory Requirements:

        • Must be able to stand in one place for extended period of time.
        • Must be able to be on feet, either standing or moving about, for extended periods of time.
        • Must be able to safely lift at least 25 lbs. individually and 50 lbs. In partnered lifting.
        • Comfortably use repetitive movements of fingers, hands and arms.
        • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.

        Application Link: Click here to apply

        CNA / Activities Assistant

        Job Title: CNA / Activity Assitant
        Employer:  Santa Teresita
        Position Type: Full-Time
        Mission Statement: Join our team and be apart of our mission “At the service of the family for life”

        Santa Teresita further defines this mission to include the following goals:

        Providing a continuum of short and long-term care for the elderly in a compassionate manner.

        Upholding and promoting the dignity of life at all stages in the care we provide and to the families we serve through quality assurance and education.

        Responsible stewardship of healthcare assets in order to provide quality of care.

        Purpose of Your Job Position:

        Implement activity program as developed by the Activity Coordinator for residents at all levels of care and functioning. Responsible for maintaining consistent dynamic in programs that support interpersonal involvement and engagement of residents for augmented quality of life in body, mind and spirit.

        Qualifications and Education Requirements:

        • High School Diploma or equivalent required, Associate’s Degree preferred
        • At least 18 years of age
        • CNA certification required
        • CPR and First Aid Certification
        • Speak, read and write fluent English with clarity and proficiency

        Job Functions:

        Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.

          Skills and Job Requirements:

          • Ability to work flexible hours required, including availability for weekends and holidays
          • Ability to supervise several residents at a time for group activities
          • Keen awareness and observation skills to identify reportable changes in residents and/or their environment
          • Converse with residents in a familiar and respectful manner that engages them in a meaningful way and exhibits patience and tact
          • Attend required in-service and other training required for this position
          • Take responsibility and is accountable for his/her actions
          • Complete 8 hours of continuing education annually that is pertinent to job requirements

            Application Link: Click here to apply

            Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) | Manor

            Job Title: Certified Nurse Assistant
            Employer:  Santa Teresita
            Position Type: Full-Time and/or Part-Time
            Mission Statement: Join our team and be apart of our mission “At the service of the family for life”

            Santa Teresita further defines this mission to include the following goals:

            Providing a continuum of short and long-term care for the elderly in a compassionate manner.

            Upholding and promoting the dignity of life at all stages in the care we provide and to the families we serve through quality assurance and education.

            Responsible stewardship of healthcare assets in order to provide quality of care.

            Qualifications and Education Requirements:

            • High School Diploma or equivalent
            • Certified by the State of California for Long-Term Care facilities as a Certified Nurse Assistant
            • Current CPR certification
            • RNA certification within one year
            • Ability to read, write and speak English to the degree necessary for effective communication with co-workers, residents and families, as well as for accurate charting

            Job Functions:

            Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.

            Duties and Responsibilities:

            • Perform Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) according to resident’s individual care plan
            • Take and record vital signs, weights and Input and Output accurately
            • Communicate regularly during shift to Licensed Nurse regarding the medical, psycho-social and spiritual status of each resident in assigned group
            • Report changes of condition to Licensed Nurse immediately upon observation
            • Maintain resident belongings and environment in a clean, safe and organized fashion according to resident preferences
            • Accompany residents to doctor’s appointments if directed by Supervisor
            • Assist Licensed Nurse as needed
            • Ensure safety and well being of the residents assigned to his/her care
            • Perform all duties in accordance with established methods, techniques under DHS and Santa Teresita standards
            • Document accurately on all flow sheets and logs per Certified Nurse Assistant duties
            • Respond to emergencies according to Santa Teresita procedure and within scope of Certified Nurse Assistant role
            • Serve residents in a manner conducive to their safety, dignity and comfort under the direction of Licensed Nurse
            • Develop appropriate relationships with residents and families in which there is an exchange of mutual esteem and caring within professional boundaries
            • Contribute through positive attitude, vigilance in work habits and ready cooperation to the overall environment in which residents and families experience their well-being as the center of all nursing efforts
            • Ambulate residents, provide range of motion and assist with exercise and other individual activities according to care plan
            • Follow proper body mechanics and preventive safety measures at all times
            • Follow proper infection control techniques to prevent cross contamination of resident care areas
            • Provide reality orientation and cueing as necessary
            • Provide support and care to the dying resident, and their family, including post-mortem care
            • Perform other duties as requested by DON or Supervisor
            • Adheres to professional dress code that reflects the mission of Santa Teresita with excellent grooming and appearance
            • Be knowledgeable and follow all safety procedures and regulations established in the employee handbook and other policies
            • Attend all meetings, inservices and other training required by this position

              Skills and Job Requirements:

              • Possess good communication and customer relation/service skills
              • Must have the ability to acquire knowledge of, and develop skills in basic nursing procedures and simple charting
              • Must be able to follow directions, both oral and written, and to work cooperatively with other staff members
              • Must be able to handle conflicts and difficult people
              • Manage time without creating an environment for the resident to feel they are being rushed
              • In-depth understanding of the aging process, its physical, psycho-social and spiritual consequences and the ability to apply that understanding in practical support of each individual resident
              • Complete 24 hours continuing education annually

              Application Link: Click here to apply

              Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) | Skilled Nursing

              Job Title: Licensed Vocational Nurse
              Employer:  Santa Teresita
              Position Type: Full-Time
              Mission Statement: Join our team and be apart of our mission “At the service of the family for life”

              Santa Teresita further defines this mission to include the following goals:

              Providing a continuum of short and long-term care for the elderly in a compassionate manner.

              Upholding and promoting the dignity of life at all stages in the care we provide and to the families we serve through quality assurance and education.

              Responsible stewardship of healthcare assets in order to provide quality of care.

              Qualifications and Education Requirements:

              • Current licensure from the California Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technician Examiners
              • Current CPR Certificate and Basic Cardiac Life Support Certificate
              • Current in IV Therapy Certificate within three (3) months of hire
              • Able to read, write and speak English fluently in a manner that can be clearly understood by others
              • Complete 30 hours of continuing education every two years (minimum of 10 units in any given year)

              Job Functions:
              Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.

              Duties and Responsibilities:

              • Monitor / provide total resident care
              • Participate in the development of an individualized interdisciplinary plan of care for each resident in assigned group on a monthly basis
              • Implement plan of care for the resident based on assessments, written care plan and goals established by the Inter-disciplinary Care Team
              • Assess the resident’s condition and nursing needs and implement appropriate action throughout entire shift
              • Monitor resident outcomes, take action according to licensed scope of practice and report findings to RN as required by policy, regulation or when outcome requires intervention beyond licensed scope of practice
              • Document resident status in medical record including progress notes, communication logs and care plans in a clear and pertinent manner within the shift in which status changes are noted
              • Notify MD of changes in resident’s condition and completely carry out physician orders accurately and in compliance with time frame indicated on orders, care plan or dictated by resident needs
              • Give thorough report at change of shift by performing walking rounds and documenting on calendars and communication logs
              • Perform resident admissions and discharges according to Santa Teresita procedures
              • Perform technical and manual procedures including the administration of medication and clinical treatments according to physician orders and established standards set by Santa
              • Teresita policy and quality practices within LVN scope of practice
              • Participate in Performance Improvement program as requested
              • Participate in orientation of new personnel and assist in performance evaluations when requested
              • Instruct and supervise CNAs in order to accomplish the plan of care which has been developed for each resident
              • Respond to emergency situations according to policy and procedure
              • Serve residents in a manner conducive to their safety, dignity and comfort
              • Develop appropriate relationships with residents and families in which there is an exchange of mutual esteem and caring within professional boundaries
              • Educate residents and their support group and include them in both development and implementation of plan of care
              • Contribute through positive attitude, vigilance in work habits and ready cooperation to the overall environment in which residents and families experience their well-being as the center of all nursing efforts
              • Follow proper body mechanics and preventive safety measures at all times
              • Follow proper infection control techniques to prevent cross contamination of resident care areas

                Skills and Job Requirements:

                • Able to handle emergencies well
                • Communicate clearly actively, passively and written
                • Treat and converse with residents, visitors and staff in a manner that exhibits respect, professionalism and tact
                • Self-motivated in time management and prioritization of multiple residents needs and/or tasks in order to organize workload so that all functions are completed appropriately
                • In-depth understanding of the aging process, its physical, psycho-social and spiritual consequences and the ability to apply that understanding in practical support of each individual resident
                • Attends all in-services and other training sessions required by this position

                Application Link: Click here to apply

                Universal Worker

                Universal Worker

                The general purpose of your job is to provide assistance to residents in their activities of daily living (ADLs), to perform various services in relation to the general upkeep and cleanliness of the buildings and equipment of Santa Teresita, and to participate in the tasks required for the general running of an Assisted Living household. .

                Qualifications and Education Requirements:

                • High School Diploma or equivalent
                • Current Certified Nurses Assistant Certification and maintain current
                • CPR and First Aid Certification and maintain current
                • At least 18 years of age
                • Meet required health screening, TB Clearance and Criminal record clearance and official state documentation to such
                • Valid California Driver License and ability to be insured
                • Speak, read and write English in a manner that can be clearly understood
                • Active (Serve Safe) State sanitary certification and minimum two hours of job related continuing education per year

                Job Type: Part-Time

                Registered Nurse Supervisor | Manor

                Job Title: Case Manager
                Employer:  Santa Teresita
                Position Type: Full-Time
                Mission Statement: Join our team and be apart of our mission “At the service of the family for life”

                Santa Teresita further defines this mission to include the following goals:

                • Providing a continuum of short and long-term care for the elderly in a compassionate manner.
                • Upholding and promoting the dignity of life at all stages in the care we provide and to the families we serve through quality assurance and education.
                • Responsible stewardship of healthcare assets in order to provide quality of care.

                Purpose of Your Job Position:

                Responsible for the delivery of resident care through the nursing process of assessment, plans, implementation and evaluation. Directs nursing care in accordance with the policies and procedures of our organization. Ensures continuity of care by providing direct care and in supervising LVNs and CNAs.

                Qualifications and Education Requirements:

                • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of California
                • Current CPR Certificate and Basic Cardiac Life Support Certificate
                • Minimum one year clinical experience
                • Able to read, write and speak English fluently in a manner that can be clearly understood by others
                • Complete 30 hours of continuing education every two years (minimum of 10 units in any given year)

                Job Functions:

                Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.

                Duties and Responsibilities:

                • Orient and mentor new staffEducate residents and their support group in a manner that respects their dignity and includes them in care decisions
                • Assess residents’ condition and provide necessary intervention upon admission, quarterly and when a change in condition occurs
                • Document all pertinent resident information and changes in communication logs, medical record, care plan, and MDS on a daily basis
                • Initiate and lead resident care conferences updating plan of care if needed
                • Participate in nursing meetings and Performance Improvement plan
                • Other duties requested by Director of Nursing
                • Perform technical and manual procedures including the administration of medication and clinical treatments according to physician orders and established standards set by Santa Teresita policy and quality practices within RN scope of practice
                • Serve as resource for LVNs and CNAs; assist LVNs and CNAs with medication and procedures per RN scope of practice
                • Respond to emergency situations according to policy and procedure, assuming a leadership role in these situations
                • May be designated to make rounds on all nursing units to assess for changes of condition, care planning, and document problems identified with appropriate follow-up for their shift
                • Review resident medical records in conjunction with Director of Nursing to assure that all psychotropic medications have appropriate informed consents and informed choice forms completed and the behaviors and medications are clearly documented in the care plan
                • Review monthly pharmacy consultant reports and assists the nursing staff to assure that all areas of concern are addressed and completed as indicated
                • May be asked to take a nursing station assignment if needed
                • May be designated to assist if needed with staff schedule in order to find replacement coverage including staff skill assessment and placement of staff on daily assignment sheet
                • Promote staff performance through education, acknowledgement, and recognizing effective performance; document counseling when needed for adverse performance

                Working Conditions:

                • Subject to interruptions
                • Subject to hostile behavior from residents and visitors
                • Fast-paced environment
                • Ambient temperatures that are higher than 74°F to preserve comfort of residents
                • Exposure to chemicals, needles and bodily fluids

                Skills and Job Requirements:

                • Treat and converse with residents, visitors and staff in a manner that exhibits respect, professionalism and tact
                • Self-motivated in time management and prioritization of multiple residents needs and/or tasks in order to organize workload so that all functions are completed appropriately
                • In-depth understanding of the aging process, its physical, psycho-social and spiritual consequences and the ability to apply that understanding in practical support of each individual resident
                • Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment
                • The ability to work with minimal or no direct supervision in a fast-paced environment
                • Able to remain calm in an emergency and / or stressful situation and gives confidence that the situation is under control to others
                • Ability to provide IV therapy, treatments and procedures according to RN scope
                • Attends all in-services and other training sessions required by this position

                Physical and Sensory Requirements

                • Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to assure that the requirements of this position can be fully met
                • Ability to lift a minimum of 25 pounds alone, and a minimum of 50 pounds in partnered lifting to a height of 5 feet
                • Ability to push/pull or move a minimum of 250 pounds for a distance of 1, 000 feet
                • Ability to reach overhead, bend, squat and crouch
                • Ability to stand and walk about for long periods of time

                Application Link: Click here to apply

                Case Manager | Manor

                Job Title: Case Manager
                Employer:  Santa Teresita
                Position Type: Full-Time
                Mission Statement: Join our team and be apart of our mission “At the service of the family for life”

                Santa Teresita further defines this mission to include the following goals:

                • Providing a continuum of short and long-term care for the elderly in a compassionate manner.
                • Upholding and promoting the dignity of life at all stages in the care we provide and to the families we serve through quality assurance and education.
                • Responsible stewardship of healthcare assets in order to provide quality of care.

                Purpose of Your Job Position:

                Coordinate with the interdisciplinary team (including but not limited to attending physician(s), social services, nurses, dietary personnel and activity personnel), resident/family and insurance providers on complex aspects of the residents’ care.  Serves as the focal communication point for residents and staff in regard to the transition of the resident throughout the continuum at the appropriate level of care and authorization of services from third party payors.  Is a clinician who in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team is accountable for assessing the complex plan of care, effective and efficient utilization of resources, meeting established professional and regulatory standards, and who collaborates with the healthcare team and the resident/family to accomplish agreeable outcomes.

                Qualifications and Education Requirements:

                • Current licensure as a Licensed Vocational (LVN) or Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of California.
                • Certification in Case Management preferred.
                • Current CPR certificate and Basic Cardiac Life Support Certificate.
                • Minimum of two years experience as a clinical nurse required with one year of case management experience preferred.
                • Maintain current knowledge and skill. Must show evidence of continuing education in management/leadership and care coordination seminars and workshops.
                • Able to read, write and speak English fluently in a manner that can be clearly understood by others.

                Job Functions:

                Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.

                Duties and Responsibilities:

                • Assist DON and ADON in developing methods for coordination of nursing services with other resident services to ensure the continuity of the residents’ care
                • Assists with the development, revision, and coordination of the Interdisciplinary Plan of
                • Care for complex discharges through, communication with physician, social services, nurses, and other health care team members to meet the residents’ needs effectively, efficiently and at the appropriate level of care required
                • Works with physicians, staff from other departments, third party payors, HMO’s, families, etc. to facilitate the transition of the resident throughout the continuum at the appropriate level of care
                • Coordinates complex discharge services throughout the continuum, communicating pertinent information of residents’ progress and plan of care to appropriate referral sources, alternative levels of care, and community agencies
                • With other team members and information from the chart, assesses the complex residents’ needs, their support systems, and available community service providers, and assists with appropriate and cost-effective discharge planning
                • Primary communicator to third party payors for request and authorization of services determined to be necessary for appropriate care
                • Ensure authorizations and memorandums of understanding reflect accurately current level of care for billing purposes
                • Communicates significant changes of level of care and services to billing section of Finance Department
                • Documents actions appropriately
                • Serves as a resource contact and information source to residents, families, significant others, and staff
                • Provides suggestions and collaborates with the development of new programs and services, or revision of existing processes based on data analysis of length of stay variances, readmissions, scheduling and practice patterns, DRG and cost management data, and other sources
                • Contributes to the formulation and updating of unit policies, procedures, and protocols, and adheres to these and other professional and regulatory standards
                • Through measurement and trending of resident outcomes and various data sources, identifies areas of performance improvement and opportunities
                • Assist in the collection, review and evaluation of data and monitoring tools. Create written and oral reports on trends and observations to the DON
                • May perform other clinical nursing duties as necessary or assigned
                • Adheres to professional dress code that reflects the mission of Santa Teresita with excellent grooming and appearance
                • Be knowledgeable and follow all safety procedures and regulations established in the employee handbook and other policies
                • Lead, participate in and attend various departmental meetings and others as requested by DON or Administrator
                • Attend all inservices and other training required by this position

                  Working Conditions:

                  • Subject to interruptions
                  • Subject to hostile behavior from residents and visitors
                  • Fast-paced environment
                  • Ambient temperatures that are higher than 74°F to preserve comfort of residents
                  • Exposure to chemicals, needles and bodily fluids
                  • Provide direct and indirect nursing care as needed

                  Skills and Job Requirements:

                  • Knowledge in state and federal regulatory standards
                  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
                  • Basic knowledge of the Quality Improvement process and skilled nursing organization
                  • Excellent clinical knowledge and ability to perform assessments
                  • Working knowledge of the Medi-Care, Medi-Cal, and Managed Care process.
                  • Working knowledge of the California Coordinated Care Initiative, Dual eligibility, and HMO contracts (authorization and billing processes)
                  • Demonstrate high ethical standards and professional conduct
                  • Excellent Interpersonal and customer service skills
                  • Treat and converse with residents, visitors and staff in a manner that exhibits respect, professionalism and tact
                  • Self-motivated in time management and prioritization of workload for effective outcomes
                  • In-depth understanding of the aging process, its physical, psycho-social and spiritual consequences and the ability to apply that understanding in practical support of each individual resident
                  • Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment
                  • Basic computer literacy for word processing and database set-up / use

                  Physical and Sensory Requirements

                  • Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to assure that the requirements of this position can be fully met
                  • Ability to lift a minimum of 25 pounds alone, and a minimum of 50 pounds in partnered lifting to a height of 5 feet
                  • Ability to push/pull or move a minimum of 250 pounds for a distance of 1, 000 feet
                  • Ability to reach overhead, bend, squat and crouch
                  • Ability to stand and walk about for long periods of time

                  Application Link: Click here to apply

                  Or send resume to:
                  Santa Teresita
                  Attn: Talent Acquisition Coordinator
                  819 Buena Vista Street
                  Duarte, CA 91010
                  626-408-7820 
                  talent@santateresitainc.com 

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